Dortmund suffer after another bus incident, the 'worst thing that could happen'
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 20, 2017,
Apr 20, 2017, 18:43
As football statisticians Opta revealed on Wednesday, Mbappe became the youngest player ever to get to five goals in the Champions League knockout phase, beating Real Madrid great Raul's previous mark, after netting the opener against Dortmund.
Early goals from Kylian Mbappe and Radamel Falcao killed off any Dortmund resistance before Marco Reus and Valere Germain traded second-half goals in the Principality.
However, following the three bomb blasts that rocked Dortmund's team bus and injured defender Marc Bartra, the Bundesliga outfit will be hoping for better news on Wednesday.
The Monaco whizkid is putting every single opponent he faces to the sword at the moment, with the Champions League particularly a competition he's flourishing in.
None of those teams will fancy playing Monaco, who for all Paris Saint-Germain's efforts in recent years will be the first French representative in the last four since Lyon in 2010.
"We have taken France into the semifinals". "Over both games we have the feeling that everything that could go wrong went wrong". The Champions League is very hard and you need to keep your concentration at all times.
Tuchel said "it was a very unusual feeling" and that - although he subsequently managed to shut it out - the concentration of the players may have been affected by the incident.
Monaco made the most of that let-off and were 2-0 up in the 17th minute.
A crunch game at Lyon awaits in the league at the weekend as they look to keep going on all fronts.
After just three minutes of the quarter-final second leg at Stade Louis II, Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burki could only parry a powerful long-range drive from Benjamin Mendy.
While the appearance of Spanish defender Marc Bartra - who needed surgery for a broken wrist suffered in last week's attack - at the stadium was a boost to Dortmund, the delay unsettled Thomas Tuchel's side and their hopes were effectively ended in a bad opening 20 minutes.
"Everyone went quiet and it felt not so good", said Tuchel, 43.
Dembele's presence did pay dividends three minutes after the break, though, as the Frenchman surged to the byline and poked a cross into the area for Reus to smash high into the top-right corner.
'We started well with one or two unsafe moves where we found some space and then conceded an unlucky goal. To be careful how I put it: "the [security] behavior was very unfortunate".
Monaco wrapped things up with eight minutes left after Valere Germain entered the fray and scored with his very first touch since coming on for Mbappe.